TRAPPED-Baby Steps


As you know, TRAPPED is my latest romantic suspense novel—heavy on the suspense but enough romance to add to the enjoyment. Being Christian Fiction,  there’s also a spiritual message hidden in the pages of the story as well, and this one is no exception.

Angelina Matthews had the perfect life until the day she’s kidnapped and trapped in a basement with a mad man. Even though she’s rescued, she remains trapped by the memories she can’t forget. That’s true for so many of us. Even after the “bad situation” whatever that may be is resolved, we get stuck and can’t seem to move forward with our lives.

Instead, we’re angry and bitter or maybe sad and fearful or most likely a combination of all of those negative emotions.

In the story, her rescuer discovers that Angelina is indeed still trapped by her horrible experience. He’s had his own share of horrible as a Chicago policeman. Because of that, he reaches out to help Angeling.

One of the mantras in the story is “baby steps.” So often we think we have to go from a sitting position to a full-out run or we are a failure. It’s not true. Each baby step, we take will move us toward our ultimate goal–no matter what it is. It’s not important how fast we start but that we start. As the turtle and the hare found out–slow and steady wins the race!

One example from my own life is my weight loss journey. It took me a long, long time to lose 60 pounds. I’m still holding at the 50 pound mark. It wasn’t easy! Some weeks, I would only see a miniscule loss even though I followed the plan perfectly. But each of those miniscule losses eventually led to a pound and another pound and another

Each baby step we take toward our goal is a win. Every win brings us closer to our ultimate victory!

But TRAPPED isn’t a self-help book, it’s a suspense novel. That means there’s lots of twists and turns that will keep you guessing who the bad guy is until the very end!

Here’s the AMAZON LINK.

To celebrate the release of TRAPPED, I’m having a giveaway! Actually two different giveaways.

One lucky winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card as well as a choice of one of my books (e-book only) through CelebrateLit. Click Here to enter that giveaway.

I’m also having a giveaway here on my own blog.  One person will win another $25 Amazon gift card and five lucky winners will win their choice of one of my e-books . To be entered all you need to do is leave a comment under any of the TRAPPED posts. Don’t know what to say as a comment, how about we do something fun–ask me a question and I’ll answer it or tell you it’s none of your business–just kidding–I hope!


6 thoughts on “TRAPPED-Baby Steps

  1. Hi Lillian – I popped over here from Zoe McCarthy’s blog. Excellent post! I need to establish the habit of writing every day. Life has hit me hard lately, but it’s time to push past the junk and just write. Thanks for the encouragement.

  2. Sounds like a very good read and I love the cover. Thank you for this post about what the book is about. God Bless you. Thank you for the chance.

  3. Well said Ms. Lillian. “Baby steps” indeed ma’am. Some weeks it seems I’ve grown spiritually by leaps and bounds as I’ve learned one of God’s new precept or how to apply one to my life better. Other weeks, it seems all I’ve accomplished is to have “made it through: the week. What I’ve come to realize is that when those weeks where it may not have seemed I moved forward, I did in fact move. I came to understand that I shouldn’t judge growth by external, outward movement only. Strengthening our muscles, yes we have faith muscles, happens internally. We need that strengthening to allow us to move forward more quickly and effortlessly. What a wonderful lesson you’ve share with us here. God’s blessings ma’am.

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